Ice-T on Music, Acting, and Life

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Hip hop is filled with young artists who appear to live the Horatio Alger dream, ascending from impoverished urban neighborhoods to international fame and wealth.

But few of them have transformed themselves so often, and remained popular for so long, as Ice-T. An orphan turned family man and thief turned superstar, he famously went from singing about killing cops to playing a cop on the long-running and popular series “Law and Order SVU.”  He chronicles his rise from poverty to fame in “ICE: A Memoir of Gangster Life and Redemption — From South Central to Hollywood.”

Guests:

Ice T

Produced by:

Tim Einenkel and Kristen Meinzer

Comments [1]

Marilyn Rea Beyer from Lexington, MA

What about that great "inventor" of the American popular song, Stephen Foster?
"I Dream of Jeanie With the Light Brown Hair"
"MY Old Kentucky Home"
"Beautiful Dreamer (Wake Unto ME)"
"The Camptown Races" sums up with "I bet my money on the bob-tail nag."

Even the socially conscious pop music of days gone by was self-centered. (See: "Brother Can You Spare a Dime")

What makes it popular is that we identify personally with the "You" in the song, right?

Fun! Thanks for the thought starter. "I'm too sexy for my shirt..."

Apr. 27 2011 06:36 AM

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